So allow me to share my thoughts. I won’t try to make it poetic or romantic for fear that it’ll lose it’s genuineness. Maybe you’ll get something from it and maybe you won’t but I hope you do.
Today I decided to go to the grocery store. A simple idea. So I got ready (nothing fancy, scrub bottoms, flat shoes, no socks, a hoodie, a scarf, a skully and some earrings… I love earrings). I kissed my better half and walked outside and to my surprise it was warmer than I expected. Still cool outside but not what you would expect on Jan 5th with a winter storm watch going on. It’s gloomy outside but and a bit windy. So I go back in the house to see if Shad wants to walk to the grocery store with me.
So a little back story, yesterday we were going to go to the park. He wanted to walk… I didn’t know that. He will walk almost anywhere if you will let him. So since we didn’t get to walk yesterday I thought it would be nice if we walked to the store together. Now if he didn’t want to go I was going to drive but he said he’d put some clothes on real fast and we’d go.
So we went. The walk there was fine. Talking about life and laughing. Normal right? Right? Well closer to the store it starts to lightly sprinkle and I’m just hoping it stays like that. So in the store we get what we need and go to checkout and an employee mentions that it’s cold and rainy outside.
My first thought… “ahhh F**K”. Shad is still cool, joking about how he’s gonna wrap me up so I don’t get sick. So we get outside, it’s not any colder than we went walked to the store. The difference is the cold rain. It’s not raining hard but the wind has it going at a slant so it hits you in the face. We were fine for a while but when we turned the corner from the shopping center that wind hit us right in the face with the rain. We’re still laughing somehow. Walking in the rain isn’t so bad… we even took a short cut home. I joke about how I’m just gonna quit where I am and he must go on and he replies with how he won’t leave me and he won’t do it without me so I must keep going. lol.
We make it home, still laughing and joking and talking about how when we make our kids walk to the store and they complain about getting rained on we can laugh because it happened to us.
Then I thought about it, it would have been easier (and dryer) for me to just drive to the store and come back but I wouldn’t have gotten that experience. So sometimes in life it’s more beneficial to go a route that might be more difficult. We did it together which made it easier. Being together made it worth it. Everything doesn’t have to be complicated.
Okay, back so football and cuddling. lol =)